Master of Arts: Areas of Study



Master of Arts: Areas of Study

Johns Hopkins SAIS' interdisciplinary program offers the theoretical insight and practical tools required for leadership in the field of international relations. All MA students pursue two concentrations - the first in international economics and the second in either an international policy area or a region of the world.


This two-year program for full-time students is the cornerstone of the Johns Hopkins SAIS experience. About half of all entering MA students spend a year in Bologna and a year in Washington, while the other half spend both years in Washington. The academic program is the same and consists of interdisciplinary course work in international relations, economics and languages. Learn more about the Master of Arts degree.